The Department of Energy announced Monday that it has selected 24 states, including Wisconsin, to receive a total of $7 million to support the adoption of updated, energy-efficient building codes. The money is from the federal Building Energy Code program.
The money will expand the existing partnerships between states and the federal government and help states to more rapidly adopt new residential and commercial building codes, as well increase compliance with those codes.
Wisconsin received $349,989 to adopt updated building energy codes. The amount the state received is the third-highest nationally, trailing only Massachusetts and Michigan (both with $350,000).